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Flood Gates by Katheryn Maddox Haddad

Posted by Julie on November 10, 2017 in encouragement, God's Word, Guest blogger, Julie Arduini, Life Lessons |

A Child’s Life of Christ: FLOOD GATES

Storybook #5 in Series THEY MET JESUS


In storybook 5, your children meet….


*Deaf, Mute & Blind where they learn about the alphabet in sign language.

*Moses & Elijah where they learn they can hear God’s voice in the Bible.

*James & John where they learn to be polite and not yell.

*72 Helpers where they learn to tell a friend Jesus loves them.

*Religious Leaders where they learn about forgiveness.

*A Healed Blind Man where they learn they can be Jesus’ friend.

*Blind Man’s Parents where they learn to visit a blind person and read or sing to them.

*Martha where they learn to not show off, but tell their friends how good they are at something.

*Lazarus where they learn they can go to heaven some day.

*Chief Priests where they learn to be good around everyone, not just their family.



Here is part of a sample chapter:




Elam was a blind man. He had been blind all his life. Some people would be mad because they were blind. Elam was not.


Elam said he could “see” things through his hands. He knew vegetables were crispy, so he decided green was a crispy color. He knew the sun was warm, so he decided yellow was a warm color. He also felt the shape of things. So, he didn’t need to see.


He had a friend who didn’t believe in God because he couldn’t see God. Elam told his friend that was silly. He could see the world around him and know someone at some time made it.


He knew wind existed, even though no one can see wind. And he knew his friend existed, even though he couldn’t see his friend.


Since Elam could not earn money for himself, he sat at the gate of the Temple and asked people to share some of their money. They felt sorry for him, so they helped him.


One day Jesus came to the Temple and stopped to talk to Elam. He told Elam that he had lived his whole life blind so he could find out just how powerful God was.


Then Jesus healed the man. Elam could see! He was so excited. He ran home and told his neighbors and parents and everyone.


When the Temple leaders found out, they called Elam to a meeting. They tried to get him to say he wasn’t really ever blind. Elam would not change what he was telling people. He kept saying Jesus performed the miracle….

Katheryn Haddad was born in the cold north, but now lives in Arizona where she does not have to shovel sunshine. She enjoys hot weather, palm trees and cacti in her yard, and a computer with the letters worn off.
With a bachelor’s degree in English, Bible and social science from Harding University and part of a master’s degree in Bible, including Greek, from the Harding Graduate School of Theology, she also has a master’s degree in management and human relations from Abilene University.
Her newspaper column appeared for several years in newspapers in Texas and North Carolina ~ Little Known Facts About the Bible ~ and she has written for numerous Christian publications.
Currently she teaches English over the internet every morning, using the Bible as a text book. Most of her students are Muslims. She has taught some 6000 thus far, and has former students, now Christians, in hiding in Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, Jordan, Uzbekistan, and Palestine. “They are my heroes” she declares.
She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Christian Writers of the West, and is also an energetic public speaker who can touch the heart of audiences.


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